Paul Pogba Appointed Manchester United's Captain By Jose Mourinho

"It's three points, it's what we wanted so I'm very happy". With Leicester still relentlessly chasing the equaliser, United looked to step up their attacking play to double their lead.With the 60th minute passing and Manchester United still only one ahead, Leicester brought Ghezzal on for his debut in the place of Amartey as well as replacing Maddison with Vardy.

Mourinho has consistently complained in recent weeks over his lack of backing from the United board and also had a host of injuries and players lacking match sharpness after the World Cup to contend with.

"Of course on the pitch we have a second and third choice, in case of not confidence or for some reason does not want to take, but he was ready".

And I was delighted for Luke Shaw to get his first goal in senior football.

Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane had reportedly emerged as a £100m target for Manchester United during the summer transfer window. Even tonight, I know I can be better and that is what I want to keep showing the manager.

'When he started, I don't know what he was doing actually, just moving up towards the ball, you thought, "Oh no, start running quickly, you're not going to get enough power in it",' the United legend said on Sky Sports.

"We saw the downtrodden Jose Mourinho last season and the difference was that they didn't win anything". Paul [Pogba] was fantastic - his contribution was wonderful, but the fuel was disappearing every minute, so we were in trouble and we needed [Scott] McTominay and [Marouane] Fellaini to give me that balance in midfield.

"If I played Scott, I would have two kids and a new player [Fred] in midfield". I came in the academy, I grew up.

"I ran the London marathon in April past and it fell on the same weekend as the FA Cup Semi Final against Spurs, so I took him there and that was his first game".

He concluded by talking about his aspirations to play for England.

And afterwards the new world champion vowed to always work hard "for the people that trust me". "I think it's the last time we speak about it, it's over, finished, the market is closed and no more talk about it". Right from his childhood, he thoroughly enjoyed following all the sporting events but his true calling came only when he started writing about them.

It was nearly as if they were saying "look this is Old Trafford, and we are United - this is how we play".

Vanessa Coleman